By Sarah Terzo Peter Korn spent a year observing abortions and interviewing patients at an abortion clinic for his book Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996). He was allowed to sit in on several counseling sessions with women considering abortion. He describes what he …Continue reading "Abortion clinic counseling: rhetoric vs. reality"
By Dave Andrusko Talk about a handbook of pithy, cut-to-chase pro-life arguments. I am referring to a column by a man named Ed West that appeared in the British publication, the Telegraph. He used the defeat of a very modest proposal in Parliament to demonstrate the internal logic of the case against abortion. You don’t …Continue reading "What the Defeat of the Abortion Counseling Amendment in England May Also Signal"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday I wrote about a overwhelming defeat of a proposal in the British Parliament which (as TIME magazine wrote on one its blogs) “attempted to divorce abortion counseling from abortion providers”. I claim no expertise, but as a very interested outsider who has followed the proposal by avowed pro-choicer Nadine Dorries, …Continue reading "Additional Thoughts on the Defeat of a Proposal to Change Abortion Counseling in England"
Editor’s note. The following was posted prior to the debate in Parliament on a proposal to ease abortion providers out of the business of “counseling” the very same women whose abortions they would profit from. The amendment by MP Nadine Dorries failed (referred to in the post as Dorries/Field). But the issues raised by Peter …Continue reading "The Guardian Newspaper and Censorship"
By Dave Andrusko The British Parliament overwhelmingly defeated a proposal today that would have prevented abortion providers such as Marie Stopes and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) from counseling women. Tory MP Nadine Dorries’ proposal, which failed 368 to 118, would disallow organizations which have “any financial interest in providing for the termination of …Continue reading "British Parliament Handily Defeats Proposal to Change Abortion Counseling"
Editor’s note. Peter Saunders is CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a “UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.” The following entry, which ran Sunday, is about a proposal in Great Britain that Saunders describes as follows: “Tory MP [Member of Parliament] Nadine Dorries is currently rallying support for an …Continue reading "Germany has independent abortion counseling and an abortion rate less than half of Britain’s"
Editor’s note. The following appears on the blog of the [British] Christian Medical Fellowship. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abortion ‘providers’, such as BPAS and Marie Stopes, could soon be stripped of their ability to counsel women under plans being considered by the Government. I previously commented on the move by two MPs, Frank Field and Nadine Dorries, to …Continue reading "Independent Counseling and Balanced information for women contemplating abortion edge ever closer"